Protective orders; assesses civil penalty. (SB721)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; civil penalty. Assesses a $50 civil penalty upon a protective order respondent for protective orders issued under the Code sections that allow a protective order to be issued for up to two years. The civil penalty shall be paid into the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund and used for the creation and maintenance of local domestic violence shelters. Amends § 16.1-279.1, § 19.2-152.10, § 9.1-116.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/22/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104256D
01/22/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2016Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)